David López de la Morena


College / University

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Neurosciences




Lab Experience

Molecular biology and biochemistry techniques such as PCR, cloning, immunoprecipitation, immuno- and aptamer-staining and different protein purification methods. Confocal and STED imaging.

Projects / Research

  • 03/2013 – 06/2013: Application of aptamers and nanobodies at super-resolution microscopy. STED Microscopy Group, European Neuroscience Institute, Göttingen, Germany
  • 10/2012 – 12/2012: Synaptic physiology of mammalian inner hair cells. STED Microscopy Group, European Neuroscience Institute, Göttingen, Germany
  • 10/2010 – 06/2011: Erasmus internship project: Study of a possible interaction between Tbr1 and KGA in the cytoplasm of mature neurons. Department of Neuroanatomy, University of Göttingen Medical Center, Göttingen, Germany

Scholarships / Awards

2013 – 2014: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2012: Goya-Mundus Scholarship, awarded by the Government of the Autonomous Community of Madrid, Spain
2006 – 2007: Excellence Credentials: study aid for outstanding academic achievement, awarded by the Education Council of the Autonomous Community of Madrid, Spain


As a broad field that requires cutting-edge techniques, molecular biology needs appropriate tools that move it forward. From an applied point of view, designing, developing and assaying biological tools seems to me a very interesting field because it paves the way for unraveling the underlying mechanisms of cancer or degenerative diseases and allows us to confront them efficiently. Besides this, I have always been fascinated by the randomness and specificity in the field of immunology, the molecular basis of memory and behavior, and the decisive role of epigenetic regulation. I hope to explore these fields and more in my time here.